Balsanskar class on 17th, Oct 2010

I. What’s covered in the class

1.  We had a quiz in the class based on Navrati material covered in last class

2. We covered about Eklavya story, and discussed what is that practice which made Ekalavya acheive a level far superior to Arjuna. The answer is, it is the practice of  “Trakak” (constant gazing without blinking eyes and with a presence of  mind) against the idol of Dhronacharya, which made Eklavya so powerful.

3. The students have practiced “Tratak” against the Ganesh Ji idol in the class for 5 minutes while sitting in Vajrasana and added this to part of their 15 mins daily routine.

4. We talked about Sharad Poonam falling on 22nd, Oct 2010 (coming friday)

  • Sharad Poonam is celebrated on a full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin (September-October).
  • On this day, the Moon showers amrit or elixir of life on earth through its rays. The brightness of the full moon brings special joy and marks the changing season, the end of the monsoon. It was also on this night over 5,000 years ago that Lord Krishna and Radhaji revealed the Supreme Divine bliss to innumerable Gopis in Vrindavan.
  • Medical Significance:
    • It is considered that the Moon and the Earth are at a closer distance on Sharad Poornima night. Due to this, the rays of the moon have several curative properties. Keeping food under the moonlight nourishes both the body and the soul.
  • Tips for improving Eye sight:
    • Do Tratak on Moon for 15-20 minutes in the night from Ekadashi (18th, Oct) to Sharad Poornima (22nd, Oct).

II. Quiz

Q1. What are the 3 important days of Navratri.

Ans) Saptami, Ashtami, Navami

III. Homework

1. Daily Routine:

  1. Select your favorite God idol/photo and do Tratak against it while sitting in  Vajara-Asana   –   (5 mins)
  2. Brahmari  Pranayama in Padmasana while concentrating on agnya chakra  (5 times),
  3. Chant Omkar Kirtan (5 mins)
  4. Pada-Paschimottan-Asana  for at least 30 secs.

Bonus points:

2. During the night from this Monday to Friday do Tratak against the moon for about 5-10 minutes.  On Friday make Kheer/payasam (Cook rice + put some milk + Elaichi – do not add heavy stuff like kaju/badam, etc) and put it under the moonlight around 8:30 PM and try to cover it with some stainer/light-cloth so that no insects fall into it and later in the night have a little bit as prasad and eat the rest the next day.

Hari OM Dear Parents/Students,

Below is the homework for this week and here is the link to what’s covered in the class and what’s next week:  https://balsanskar.wordpress.com/balsanskar-class-on-17th-oct-2010/
I. Homework:

1. Daily Routine:

  1. Select your favorite God idol/photo and do Tratak against it while sitting in  Vajara-Asana   –   (5 mins)
  2. Brahmari  Pranayama in Padmasana while concentrating on agnya chakra  (5 times),
  3. Chant Omkar Kirtan (5 mins)
  4. Pada-Paschimottan-Asana  for at least 30 secs.

Bonus points:

2. During the night from this Monday (18th, Oct) to Friday (22nd, Oct) do Tratak against the moon for about 5-10 minutes.  On Friday make Kheer/payasam (Cook rice + put some milk + Elaichi – do not add heavy stuff like kaju/badam, etc) and put it under the moonlight around 8:30 PM and try to cover it with some stainer/light-cloth so that no insects fall into it and later in the night have a little bit as prasad and eat the rest the next day.

Parents/Interested-students,  who want’s to improve their eye sight, try to put thread in a needle in Sharad Poonam (22nd, Oct) Moonlight. (No other light should be nearby).

 

IV. What’s Next

Next week, we will have a competition on:

  • Tratak (Who can do Tratak for the longest time, without even blinking eyes)
  • Pada-Paschimottan-Asana (Who can demonstrate this asana well for 30 secs)
  • How many times you can chant “Hari-OM” in a single breath

See you all in the next class.

Hari OM

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